Scarlett Johansson

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Birth Name: Scarlett Ingrid Johansson

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1984

*Danish, Swedish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, singer, model, and director. She is known for starring in the films Lost in Translation, Match Point, and Lucy, among many others. She plays Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Scarlett was born in New York City, the daughter of Karsten Olaf Johansson, an architect, and Melanie Sloan, a producer. Scarlett’s father is Danish, from Copenhagen, and is of Danish and Swedish descent. Scarlett’s mother, who is American-born, is Jewish (of Polish Jewish, Belarusian Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent). Scarlett has described herself as Jewish. She celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah. She also holds both American and Danish citizenship.

Scarlett has a daughter with her former husband, Romain Dauriac.

Scarlett’s paternal grandfather was Ejner Johansson (Ejner Bainkamp Johansson, the son of Axel Robert Johansson and Margrethe/Margaret Hansine Hansen). Ejner was a screenwriter, film director, and cultural personality. Axel was from Furuby, in Sweden, the son of Johan Magnus Magnusson, who was from Tjureda, Kronobergs län, Småland, and of Carolina/Karalina/Karolina Charlotta Johansdotter, who was from Furuby, Kronoberg County. Scarlett’s great-grandmother Margrethe was Danish, from Skibby, the daughter of Jens Hansen, who was from Nakkedam, Ferslev, and of Louise Georgine Amalie Beinkamp, who was from Amtmandens Hus, Sorø, Sjælland.

Scarlett’s paternal grandmother was Ingrid Margrethe Jørgensen (the daughter of Oluf Christian Jørgensen and Ingeborg Kirstine Sølver). Oluf was the son of Ole Jørgensen and Marie Christine Hansen. Ingeborg was the daughter of Waldemar Theodor Sølver and Ane Kirstine Jensdatter.

Scarlett’s maternal grandfather was Meyer “Michael” Schlamberg (the son of Shloime/Sol Szlamberg/Schlamberg and Mollie Sussman). The surname Szlamberg/Schlamberg was changed to Sloan. Scarlett’s grandfather Meyer was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents, with family from Warsaw and Grojec. Shloime was the son of Leib Schlamberg and Zlata Schuemonitz. Shloime’s brother, Scarlett’s great-great-uncle Mosze Szlamberg, was killed in the Holocaust in Poland, along with at least two of his children, Zlata and Mandlit.

Scarlett’s great-uncle, Phil Schlamberg, was the last known combat death of World War II. He was the wingman of WWII fighter pilot, Captain Jerry Yellin.

Scarlett’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Chodosh (the daughter of Isadore/Yitzhok Chodosh and Chana/Anna Weinstein). Dorothy was born in New York, to Jewish emigrants from Minsk, Belarus. Isadore’s father was Boruch Chodosh. Chana’s parents were Gavriel/Gavril Weinstein and Leah Ginenski.

Sources: Genealogies of Scarlett Johansson –

Genealogy of Scarlett Johansson (focusing on her father’s side) –

Scarlett’s maternal grandfather, Meyer “Michael” Schlamberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Scarlett’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Chodosh, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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Manila May 15, 2018 at 1:09 am

Ingrid’s maiden surname is Jørgensen, and she was the daughter of Oluf Christian Jørgensen and Ingeborg Kirstine Sølver. Oluf was the son of Ole Jørgensen and Marie Christine Hansen. Ingeborg was the daughter of Waldemar Theodor Sølver and Ane Kirstine Jensdatter.

Adamina September 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

She is a gorgeous woman. With or without makeup

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm

She’s looks average, never understood the appeal.

xoxo November 4, 2015 at 7:35 am

Me either, there are prettier women out there….

ashash November 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

She’s a gorgeous woman of color.

cwm85 August 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Overrated actress…

neiltennant July 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm

there are Jews with anglo and super-northern european names like JOHANSON , GILLENHALL etc.

follers July 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm

In 2015, why would an American’s surname reflect their entire ancestry?

And “Gyllenhaal” doesn’t sound like a Swedish surname. I know it’s Swedish, but it fits no common patterns in Swedish surnames whatsoever. The first time I heard it, I thought it was German-Jewish or something. (Jake and Maggie are 1/8th Swedish).

neiltennant July 16, 2015 at 5:45 pm

thats an american phenomenon because of the melting pot

i mean there are jewish celebs with the name CHUNG or SVENSON or AIELLO and all jewish

follers July 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Connie Chung converted to Judaism. Who are “Svenson” and “Aiello”? Danny Aiello isn’t Jewish.

Masterlord August 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

Gyllenhaal is a swedish name, its stems from the mansion/estate that Jake and Maggies swedish ancestors owned (in the 17th century)

Masterlord August 30, 2015 at 7:51 am

Oh and i should say that it pretty much translates to “Golden Hall”

Some people makes jokes, claiming that its really “Golden hole” :P

follers August 30, 2015 at 12:39 pm

I already said it’s Swedish. But it doesn’t sound like most Swedish surnames.

ashash November 11, 2015 at 9:19 pm

She has the surname Johansson because her father is Danish. Her mother is Jewish.

Wow. Shocker that Scarlett has more than one ancestry …

Not really. Most people in the U.S. do.

anniebe April 10, 2015 at 6:49 pm

i dont get the bid deal about scarlett johansson. She has a puffy face and a pug nose. not that pretty imo. but she does look better than her siblings.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

The most overrated woman in the looks department. She looks so bland.

Big lips aren’t always a Jewish or Italian feature.

ashash April 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm

What about Patricia Arquette?

follers April 3, 2015 at 1:53 am

Scarlett looks like Sara Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife.

ashash April 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Follers, she sort of does.

follers April 10, 2015 at 9:46 pm

They are probably fifth cousins, at least.

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 4:26 am

Arquette doesn’t have big lips. They’re pronounced, but not as plump as hers.

typepope May 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm

“Big lips aren’t always a Jewish or Italian feature.”

Big lips aren’t an Italian or Ashkenazi Jewish feature at all.
I highly doubt you are familiar with either ethnic group.
Big lips are associated with Sub Saharan African blacks, and Ashkenazi Jews and Italians have trace to absolutely zero of that ancestry.

fuzzybear44 May 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm

Quote(Big lips aren’t an Italian or Ashkenazi Jewish feature at all.)

So you’re saying that all those European with big lips are not full white people?

Quote(Big lips are associated with Sub Saharan African blacks, and Ashkenazi Jews and Italians have trace to absolutely zero of that

I’ve seen a good amount of Dna test from Italians that say otherwise.Many had both SSA and North African contributions. many Ashkenazi Jews were said to have up to 5% Africa blood

passingtime85 May 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm


Ashkenazi Jews and Southern Italians especially Sicilians DO have a small amount of Sub-Saharan African admixture.


I believe the stat is more akin to 3%–5% of Askenazis have Sub-Saharan admixture, not that, that is the actually percentage in individuals’ with said admixture.

andrew May 30, 2018 at 4:55 am


Sicilian or Ashkenazi Jews don’t have SSA over “noise” level

Actually “big lips” in Europe can be found more among Northern European with Cro-Magnon features rather than in Southern Europe

passingtime85 May 30, 2018 at 11:51 am


Sicilians have a noticeable ad-mixture due to the Muslim occupation.

All Jewish populations from the middle east, Levant, North Africa, and Europe have been cited to have a Sub-Saharan admixture. Over the noise level enough to be consistently noteworthy in most genetic studies on them. They say the mixture probably happened between 1,600–3,400 years ago, that’s so far back that it has left a genetic mark on almost every Jewish ethnicity/nationality.

Like I said though, it’s only in 3-5% of any one group. Say there’s 12 million Ashkenazi Jews in the world, a low ball estimate in my opinion, only 480,000 individuals have the traceable sub-Saharan admixture.

From a personal anecdote, my matches on 23andme that do have very high Ashkenazi composition, I’m talking about individuals over 97%, most of them don’t have Sub-Saharan DNA markers, but others in fact, do. At low levels, but they are there.

Even if they don’t have the necessary centimorgan length to warrant a perceptible % present in their composition results, many of them have haplogroups that originate directly from south of the Sahara.

fuzzybear44 May 30, 2018 at 1:20 pm


(Sicilian or Ashkenazi Jews don’t have SSA over “noise” level)

That noise is that mandingo in the family line yelling (that’s right, I hit that)

passingtime85 May 30, 2018 at 7:12 pm

Crass bro.

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:45 am

She does look “exotic” for a white girl. She looks like she could have some black ancestry.

andrew January 31, 2015 at 8:24 am

you wish..

shobohunter October 14, 2014 at 3:58 am

Agree to above comments but in her case She was not blonde when she was younger. Meaning she is not naturally blonde.. maby
She wants to achieve that “northern European” look like a atypical “tall blonde blue eye ” looks.. she fancy that.
Meds are considered white (Caucasian) so both her parents must be whites.
When whites (Mediterranean or else) colored their hair blonde it looks normal and its suits’s look repulsive to non-whites.

Girll November 14, 2014 at 1:37 am
follers November 14, 2014 at 1:52 am

A large amount of dark-haired people have light hair as children.

For example, Jason Segel (the center picture) or Ed Helms (picture on the right).

ashash March 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Scarlett had blonde hair when she was little, but I bet it was light brown by the time she was a teenager. Plenty of brunette people were born blonde. Julian Edelman is another one.

vilgotaan April 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

Isnt “Johansson” a swedish surname? if it would be danish it would be “Johansen” or something like that.

ashash May 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Who knows?

ae111 May 5, 2014 at 6:01 am

Well, her paternal great-grandfather was Swedish.
A bit dubious but her paternal grandmother could have Swedish ancestry.

follers May 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Thanks, added.

vilgotaan May 8, 2014 at 4:37 am
Rokai May 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

don’t she have Russian in her too I heard she does

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

Yes, you’re right; the Danish (Dutch, German, Norwegian) variety of “son” in surnames is “-sen”, “-son” is Swedish (and English).

→ “Scarlett’s paternal grandparents were Ejner Bainkamp Johansson (the son of Axel Robert Johansson and Margrethe Hansine Hansen) and Hedda. Axel was from Furuby, in Sweden.”

Chris K December 29, 2013 at 3:44 am

Damn she is hot though, but she is clearly white with no mixture at all…Check out Scarlett Johansson pictures at:

Adam December 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I legitimately don’t understand how anyone could find this annoying woman attractive.

correction January 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

you are one of the most rudest people ever you always have something rude to say, Adam

Adam January 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Calm down.

LadyNikkitten November 30, 2013 at 6:56 am

She has such a black african body.

thomas1987 October 13, 2014 at 4:55 am

what exactly is a African body?
there are very thin women as well as thick in Africa you know..
… white women come in all shapes and sizes, like from Victoria Beckham to Marilyn Monroe.

ashash October 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm


Thayer December 11, 2013 at 7:09 am


follers December 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm
guurl December 12, 2013 at 3:26 am

She favor Barbara Streisand actually if you want to play that game.

follers December 12, 2013 at 3:28 am

What’s the point? I’m simply tired of reading the same comment over and over again. Don’t you guys get tired of writing it?

BTW, if Scarlett has to look either Danish or Jewish, I assume people with two Jewish parents like Bar Refaeli can only look Jewish? Or do the rules just change again?

guurl December 12, 2013 at 3:30 am

In all seriousness she has the facial shape of her mother and is much more beautiful, like the attractive version of her mother, with her eye colour and fairness from her father. Her mother has dark brown eyes.

follers December 12, 2013 at 3:34 am

Her mother may have brown eyes, but Scarlett couldn’t have blue eyes unless her mother carried the same gene.

Looking at him now, I don’t think she looks much like her father. Other than light coloring, but blonde hair dye is common.

BTW, what makes you think her mother wasn’t attractive when she was young? I think she probably was.

Adam December 24, 2013 at 6:51 am
Freerk July 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm


avrilmylove October 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

you north Europians are pathetic for fooling yourself into thinking that Scarlett got her Beauty from her Danish side. look at the fucking photos- she looks nothing like her father. other than light coloring. she only got the colors from her father. the beauty is from her Jewish mother. the proof:

Scarlett Johansson and her Jewish mother:

Scarlett Johansson and her Danish father:

She does not look Scandinavian.

ashash October 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

She looks more like her mother in terms of her facial features.

However, I don’t think her mother is beautiful. Scarlett is better-looking than both of her parents.

ashash October 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Her father is unattractive, though.

andrew October 16, 2014 at 6:43 am

she looks exactly like her mother (a lighter version), who’s a good looking woman IMO

andrew October 16, 2014 at 6:45 am

her father is the average Dane

Marc 2 April 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm
nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 11:51 pm

O’k, asian (chinese) and black are races. Jews are
religion and ethnicy (based at religion of ancestors).

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 12:04 am

Mabe not from the same shtedel? I think some of
them were clever enough not to marry only cousins
and avoid inbreeding

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

BTW, austrian (and bavarian)names more look like Yddish.

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 12:34 am

not “say”, “guess jew or not jew”

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

in USA everybody
has a right to spread lie and slander

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 12:20 am

Atkinson is a genetical catastrophe

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 12:36 am

Waltz has no a “good look”

Marc 2 April 30, 2013 at 12:36 am

That is why.

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

….but a good opportunity to claim “all europeans are ugly”.

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Atkinson is “med”? Insult for all “meds”. He’s E.T.

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

And between Hamburgoids and Berlinoids …

People from Iraq are generally more similar to South Italians than people from Sweden. By far. In North Italy there have lived many Germanic and Celtic tribes, so many people are light-haired.

The truth is there are no frontiers who separate different gene pools from each other. There are billions of humans who met someone they like and get babies they like. And there are billions of possible combinations of genes to create slightly different looking people who are all obviously human. And mnany of them are realized.

One thing I love on these sides is that you can see: no matter where your parents come from, you can be beautiful and (at least look) appealing.

But in the comments you can see people tend to separate people with different shoe size in different “races”. So people, what is “race” and what does it mean?

andrew July 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Barbaric tribes settled everywhere till South Italy, North Africa, Greece, the Celts in central Turkey etc

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Especially some germanic dialect….

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm
Marc 2 April 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Is this reaction on my words about N.Portman appearance? Well if so, i was not talkin about color of hair because It doesn’t matter. Black/Dark brown hair color is absolutely normal for every region of Europe, somwhere less, somwhere more, but absolutely normal. And i would never say that this is a defining feature of ethnicity. I was talking about another things

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Ethnically of half Jewish descent.

Athena45 December 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Love her in The Avengers

nnnnn March 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I – not. I don’t like “stars”(mail or female), who want to play in action, bit never practisized sport and use stuntmen and -women for every mobility

nnnnn March 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Sorry, “male”, not “mail”

nnnnn December 14, 2012 at 1:28 am

I’ve forgotten
in which profile. Smb. wrote :Johansson is jewish acc. to

ae111 December 14, 2012 at 5:31 am

I know.

billErobreren December 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

regarding her hair color, well people don’t normally stay blonde as adults I myself have mousy hair now, But she was clearly born as one take a look, still looks about the same too

smiley January 2, 2013 at 7:16 am

Her coloring might be more Danish but her facial features are definitely more Jewish. Scandinavian women tend to have more angular bone structure like Kristanna Loken, Malin Akerman, etc. Swedish soccer fans/players:
Danes are somewhat in between Germans and Scandinavians but still Scarlett’s bone structure would be very uncommon. Danish fans:

nnnnn March 2, 2013 at 3:56 am

Danes isn’t “smth between germans and scandinavians”,
they ARE scandinavians. I must laugh the whole time,
reading ignorant, senceless comments here

eve March 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Danes aren’t Scandinavian. They’re Nordic.

Scandinavia=Scandinavian peninsula=Sweden and Norway.

The Nordics=Scandinavia plus Denmark plus Finland plus Iceland.

I must laugh the whole time, reading ignorant, senseless comments here.

nnnnn March 3, 2013 at 11:38 pm

And I laugh about people, who haven’t logic at all
You claimed, that Danes are “nordic” (have smb
heard about “nordic” ethnic group?), what is wrong in my commentar, that Danes are not germans (middle european)?
If you want more laugh, just google “scandinavian”, and then laugh about your commentar, it’s surely the most ignorant and senless here

eve March 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

There is noting wrong with your comment about danes not being germans, because they definitely are not. You were absolutely right about that.

But it just pisses me off when people use the term “Scandinavia” wrong. As I said already, the term Scandinavia comes from the Scandinavian peninsula, which consists of Sweden and Norway. As far as I’ve understood, Denmark is not in Sweden or Norway? The five countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) people usually refer to as “Scandinavia” are actually The Nordics. I admit that some sources do say that Denmark is part of Scandinavia too. But I am from Finland (what you’d probably call Scandinavia) and for my entire life I have been specifically told in school that Scandinavia is actually only Sweden and Norway. I wouldn’t start arguing with the Finnish education system, it’s the best in the world.

nnnnn March 5, 2013 at 12:19 am

Yes, geography and ethnithy are two different
things. Finnland belongs to Scandinavian Peninsula,
but they are not related? Inverse, Danmark is a
group of islands, partly continent, by they are
ethnic related to Sweden and Norway.

eve March 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

Where do ethnicity terms come from? Geography! Like it or not, ethnicity and geography have a lot to do with each other. They are almost always connected.

As I already told you, Finland does NOT belong to the Scandinavian peninsula. Neither does Denmark. However Finns and Danes ARE genetically related to Swedes and Norwegians. Scandinavian just is not the right term, since it only refers to Swedes and Norwegians. The term is, once again, Nordic.

nnnnn March 5, 2013 at 12:59 am

O’k, Eve. “like or not” – I don’t like it, and I don’t
dislike it.

eve March 5, 2013 at 4:21 am

I don’t even know what you’re talking about anymore.

I just came here originally to correct your usage of the term scandinavian. That’s all.

nnnnn March 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Eve: I promice, I’ll never confuse “nordic” and
scandinavian ( finish women have temperament)

NordicNicklas October 15, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Denmark is in fact part of Scandinavia.

The Scandinavian peninsula you are speaking of is actually called Fennoscandia(which you are right about is only Sweden, Norway, Finland and parts of Russia), But Scandinavia is the area of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The name Scandinavia was also not named after the Fennoscandia reign, but after Scania in the south of Sweden.

Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all part of Scandinavia due to historical relations and culture.
I guess even a Fin with their oh so great education can be schooled by a Dane(Even though our education is also great).

It must have been some bad teachers you have had, because it is common knowledge to us Scandinavians(Even most finish people would agree).

Here is also a video that explains some of it(But it’s much deeper than that):

NordicNicklas October 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Danish people are Sandinavians for your information.

And there really isn’t any physical differences between
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish people so stop trying to make it that way. You can’t pull out a random picture of a Swedish girl and say ”this is how swedes look” and compare it to another random picture of a Danish girl.
And btw. Swedes are not going to look like it’s Scandinavia brothers in a few years, with all of the immigration it gets now, and will get in the future.

smiley January 2, 2013 at 7:35 am

She looks just like her mom only with lighter coloring:,,1013807_800691,00.html

smiley January 2, 2013 at 7:40 am
nnnnn March 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

And how
should danes look like?

Marika June 24, 2012 at 3:54 am

I love her.

christianz June 15, 2012 at 5:59 am

stereotypes about Jews are wrong

Rob June 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

Go to google images and search “Scarlett nose job”
Her natural hair is darker too.

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

why is this site obsessed with caucasian peoples that are not blonde and blue-eyed? they obsessed with jews, italians, spaniards, south europe people in general. then they obsess about the north eruope peoples who are not blonde either and americans

it’s really annoying

people were making fun of gwyneth paltrow for being white and calling her pasty and a c****** and shit for saying n****. why don’t you get on the soapbox and tell all of those people that she’s not white because she has a Jewish parent like scarjo. why don’t ya?

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

help out with what?

nnnnn August 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

No, YOU are obsessed. Obsessed to spread a wrong information about heritage of famous people

hii June 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

so..pretty safe to say she’s white.

DaTruth June 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

she’s mixed

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

you have to be anglo to be white on this board

gwenyth paltrow, kate hudson, and chelsea handler are also mixed

cause they have a Jewish parent like scarjo

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

probably should also advise kreayshawn to stop calling her group the “white girl mob” since she is of part Russian Jewish descent like Scarjo, which would make her not white

*rolls eyes*

Rebecca69 April 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I think Scarlett’s very beautiful.

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

She dyes her hair blonde and had a nose job. she looks like sarah michelle gellar who is a 100% jewish

nnnnn December 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

Has smb seen a pic of mr. Johansson? I’m sure, the man is very
short, cuz Scarlett is short, and her mother is tall

BRAZIL February 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm


Grace February 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

She is mixed with Polish Jewish, which is obviously white, just look at her!

yes February 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

of course she is. she is too pretty to be white.

Angel Syrene March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

You idiot !!

mem February 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Actually I do not know what to think… I have seen many women with dark skin and these features…at the end , to me many races are similar, the element that make the difference is the skin color, eye color and hair color…

lol February 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

Why has this white girl more big lips that most of black girls i have seen on here?Only black girls have big lips and also why is she curvy? What the hell is going on i don`t understand why ?

eMI February 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Her father is Danish and a little Swedish and her mother is Jewish.

me February 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

before using bleach in her hair, she looked like a girl of Jewish heritage.

lala February 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Shes gorgrous love her i could see her being a white latina clearly she straight european but anybody can be anything now adays

Anonymous7 February 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Shes very pretty.

Haley January 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Johansson is a Swedish surname. But she is part Russian Jewish & Polish Jewish. Danish people can have Swedish descent. My grandma was born in Denmark.

storm January 28, 2012 at 1:30 am

she is mixed race

Logic71 January 30, 2012 at 7:19 am


Are you kidding saying this woman is of mixed race? How much whiter can you get?

Colette January 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Beauty of a woman

DoctorBob January 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Johansson…. Son of Johan. That’s Swedish. It would be interesting if Scarlett traced back her family tree a little bit more. She’d probably come up with a rich potpourri of an ethnic background. Whatever it is, she’s gorgeous!!!

Malin Ljungstedt January 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

Johansson is Swedish,is very swedish.
Danish lastnames and norweigan last names ends with ”sen”
swedish lastnames ends with ”son”21
Johansson is absolutely swedish¨k´+0m_00,12, älf00,,0106

evea January 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

as a finn, i definitely agree. johansson is absolutely swedish. but her dad is danish, so he obviously has some swedish ancestry.

ceasar December 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

omggggggg im in lovveeeeeeeeeee for real lol

aps November 13, 2011 at 12:27 am

I remember what I read, that her maternal grandmother is of Russian and Polish roots. But now I found that her grandmother is daughter of Russian immigrants. Scarlett as she said that she “probably Russian”.

Christina April 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

her surname is swedish

ae11 March 24, 2011 at 2:31 am

Her paternal grandmother is of Swedish descent, according to And what about her maternal grandfather? Her mother’s maiden name Sloan doesn’t seem that Polish to me.

Avery April 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

Well if Scarlett said that she’s Polish in an interview, then she is.

Katie September 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm
dimitris May 13, 2010 at 2:57 am
ethnic May 13, 2010 at 6:44 am

nice interview

ethnic April 2, 2010 at 11:56 am

thanks again for the translation zuzanna.

aps March 28, 2010 at 6:38 am

zuzanna thanks! I always knowing what she’s of Polish Jewish on mother, but you confirmed it with this interview:) And what Scarlett probably Russian, it did not surprise me! I know many celebrities from the Russian-Polish roots completely, or by one of the parents.:)

zuzanna March 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

and the rest
GALA: Byłaś kiedykolwiek w Polsce?

S.J.: Nie. Wiem tylko, że teraz jest tam dość zimno. Skorzystam z pierwszej nadarzającej się okazji. Najchętniej przyjechałabym w Boże Narodzenie. Słyszałam, że wtedy w Polsce jest najpiękniej.

GALA: Have you ever been in Poland?
S.J: No, I only know that now there is pretty cool. I’ll Take advantage of the first opportunity but i will come on Christmas Day. I heard that Poland is the most beautiful at this time.

ethnic March 28, 2010 at 1:14 am

Zuzanna great find, thanks for the translation. I have edited the profile and included your comment.


kira:))) March 28, 2010 at 12:50 am

Good job on translating and good find!^^

zuzanna March 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm

GALA: Pochodzisz z rodziny o polskich korzeniach…

S.J.: Wywodzimy się z polskich i chyba także rosyjskich Żydów. Ale przyznam, że nie znam zbyt dobrze drzewa genealogicznego mojej rodziny. Moi przodkowie musieli emigrować z Polski w czasie II wojny światowej. I, jak zawsze w takich sytuacjach, była to dramatyczna decyzja. Ale zarówno ja, jak i mama wychowałyśmy się już w Stanach Zjednoczonych, jesteśmy związane z tą kulturą. Chociaż pamiętam z dzieciństwa, że mama wspominała czasem o naszych polskich krewnych. Jestem bardzo dumna ze swojego pochodzenia. Nie tylko polskiego. Po ojcu jestem przecież Dunką.

GALA: Do you came from family with polish roots?
S.J: We came from Polish Jews and probably russian. But really i don’t know very good a tree of my family. Mine ancestrors emigrated from Poland during the World War II and that was dramatic decision. …. I remember from my childhood that my mother remembers me about my Polish family. I am very proud of my origin. Not only from the Polish. From my dad’s side i am Danish.

Ps. sorry for mistakes ! i wnated to translate it the best i can!

zuzanna March 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm
zuzanna March 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm

i have an interview but in Polish with her about her Polish roots

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 2:09 am

Almost dark blonde:)

Anonymiss September 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

No, it’s dark brown almost black.

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 2:09 am

Scarlett’s natural hair is light brown.

meh heh February 1, 2010 at 1:59 am

i want to know what her real hair color is

meh heh February 1, 2010 at 1:58 am
ethnic January 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

The Danish are proud of their Viking heritage.


dude December 31, 2009 at 10:49 am

her last name is scandinavian :)

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